Lego Movie builds US box office lead

Lego Movie The Lego Movie is top of the US box office for a second week

Related Stories

The Lego Movie has cemented its place at the top of the US box office, taking $48.8m (£29m) in its second weekend of release.

The animation, based on the famous toy brick brand, stars Chris Pratt as an everyday Lego figure who has to save the universe.

"It's crossing over to all audiences," said Paul Dergarabedian, analyst for box office company Rentrak.

The movie was followed in the charts by two 1980s remakes.

Debuting at number two was About Last Night, an updated version of the Rob Lowe and Demi Moore romantic comedy.

It took $27m (£16m) in its opening weekend, putting it well ahead of the Robocop re-boot, starring Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman and Michael Keaton, which entered the chart in third place, with $21.5m (£12.8m).

About Last Night's star, comedian Kevin Hart, has another film in the rundown - buddy cop comedy Ride Along, which took $8.8 million (£4m) in its fifth weekend on the box office chart.

A former number one, it now claims sixth position.

Plastic Simpsons

Two other new releases, coming-of-age drama Endless Love and an adaptation of the novel Winter's Tale, starring Colin Farrell, took fifth and seventh spot respectively.

Endless Love took $13.4 million (£7.9m), while Winter's Tale took $7.8 million (£4.6m).

Meanwhile, producers behind The Simpsons have announced they are teaming up with Lego for an episode made out of the plastic bricks.

Titled Brick Like Me, the episode will see Homer Simpson wake up in a Springfield entirely made out of Lego - he has to find a way to get out before he is stuck in the plastic world forever.

The Simpsons is the longest-running animated series in US TV history - the Lego episode will mark its 550th show.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

More Entertainment & Arts stories

RSS

Features

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.